Cytokinetics - A great company to work for if you are 'all in' | Glassdoor
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    "A great company to work for if you are 'all in'"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cytokinetics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have been at CK for over 10 years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time there. It is a job that will continuously challenge and stretch your abilities, but there is ample opportunity to have great impact on your surroundings. Leadership is very strong at CK, and most of the people in the company share a common phenotype of very intelligent, hard working, and very helpful and collaborative

    Cons

    The biggest downside to working at CK is continually having too much on your plate at once. It is sometimes difficult for me to spend enough time on any given effort, since there is often many simultaneous competing demands on my time.

    Advice to Management

    Management has always been very supportive of their employees, who in turn try their best to do their jobs as well as they can. They should realize that most CK employees are not the type to complain about their workloads, but will eventually suffer the effects of continually trying to go above and beyond to keep up with what they perceive their expectations to be. An individualized, proactive approach will help to...

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    Cytokinetics2018-04-04

    Cytokinetics Response

    April 5, 2018Human Resources

    Thank you for your dedication and commitment to Cytokinetics, it is this shared passion and drive that makes our culture special. We’re pleased to hear that over the past 10 years you’ve had the opportunity to be challenged and grow your career. We do recognize that we ask a lot of ...

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Culture is great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cytokinetics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It’s a small sized company with a great pipeline. I like that I know everyone and people seem to care about each other. The company has fun activities like themed beer busts, company picnic, giants baseball game, holiday party, and community events.

    Cons

    We don’t have some of the amenities like the newer buildings do but I heard we are looking to move in a couple years to a new building that offers it.

    Cytokinetics2019-02-14

    Cytokinetics Response

    March 12, 2019Human Resources

    We’re pleased to hear that you enjoy our culture and employee events. We believe that being able to enjoy time with coworkers helps develop bonds and create an energized, connected community. We’re excited for more fun events to come this year!

  2. "Sr. Software Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

      I worked at Cytokinetics full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good tools and technology used for the application development.

      Cons

      only few people work in software teams

      Cytokinetics2019-04-24

      Cytokinetics Response

      April 26, 2019Human Resources

      Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re glad you valued our commitment to applied technology in your time with us. As a smaller company, we know our teams can be “lean and mean,” however we continuously evaluate where our work force should be expanded as we advance our pipeline and ...

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